Manufacturer Ratings

All of Warranty Direct’s 50,000 live policies are used to build up a particular manufacturer’s ratings into one figure that should expose whether cars from this stable are generally reliable – or maybe not! Perhaps most models lack in a certain area, Audis suspensions might be a case in point. Any manufacturer can introduce the occasional misfit but this rating might give you the confidence to consider a later model edition or an alternative model from the same marque – or satisfy your general misgivings and encourage you to look elsewhere! Due to this being an average a single high or low scoring model can disproportionately affect the result however.

Axle & Suspension

Here we have listed some of the parts that go to make up the figures we have produced and the frequency that these parts might fail – This list is not a complete list of what is covered under a Warranty Direct policy but an indication of frequency of failures

Front Wheel Drive Unit: Crown wheel and pinion, differential unit, bushes and bearings, plus external drive shafts, couplings, C.V. joints and rubber boots, hubs, drive flange and universal joints.

Rear Axle :Crown wheel and pinion, differential unit, shafts, bearings, C.V. joints and rubber boots, oil seal and rear hub, & drive flange. Four Wheel Drive System Front differential, inter-axle differential and lock, rear differential and lock, bearings and shafts, couplings, C.V. joints and rubber boots, hubs and drive flange.

Propshaft: Propshaft, universal joints, centre bearings and oil seals.

Suspension: Shock absorbers, upper and lower wishbones, control arms, stabilising bars with associated ball joints, swivel pins and bushes, springs, displacer units and wheel bearings, self levelling suspension unit, reservoir, pump and regulator valve, tailgate suspension struts.

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